25,000 candidates skip JEE Advanced 2015 Registration
About 25,000 qualified candidates have skipped the registration process for the JEE Advanced 2015, due to various different reasons and confusions. Considered as one of the prestigious entrance exams for opening the gateway to all Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), this year’s JEE Advanced has fewer candidates for the taking. As per reports, more than 20,000 last year’s registrations skipped the test, due to which, a further drop in the coming year is anticipated.
The pattern of two- stage examination is introduced for the very first time. It requires for the student to qualify both the stages to be eligible for admission to the IITs.
The scheduled date for the exam is Sunday, 24th May, 2015 across India.
The cutoff for appearing in JEE Advanced had been declared as 105 after the declaration of the JEE Main 2015 result on 27th April, which has dropped compared to last year’s 115.
According to HC Gupta, JEE- Advanced 2013 chairperson, the reasons for the candidates to not to register for JEE Advanced is that, “There are many students who do not want to be away from their home and parents. There are some states which are no more conducting their own engineering exam. In such a case, the child prefers to take admission in a state engineering college on the basis of his rank in JEE Main.”
He also added that, “Many candidates filled the forms as Other Backward Class (OBC) candidates but they fall in categories that are on the OBC list in their own states and not in the central list, so they will not be eligible,”
The qualifying cut-off for the Advanced, for the general category students was 113, for the OBCs 70, for scheduled castes 50, and scheduled tribes, 45.
Admittance into JEE for qualified candidates will be considered, only if, the score comes within the first 20 percentile in the respective boards. Apart from this, these scores will also be used to get entry into the NITs and other engineering institutes which are centrally-funded.